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Stan Wawrinka pulls out of U.S. Open with knee in­jury.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

De­fend­ing cham­pion Stan Wawrinka pulled out of the U.S. Open be­cause of an in­jured knee. He will have a med­i­cal pro­ce­dure and sit out the rest of 2017.

“This was the only so­lu­tion to make sure I will be able to com­pete at the top level for many more years,” Wawrinka said Fri­day in a state­ment through his agency. He joins the man he beat in last year’s fi­nal at Flush­ing Mead­ows, No­vak Djokovic, in call­ing it quits for this sea­son be­cause of in­jury. The fourth-ranked Wawrinka added last year’s ti­tle to his 2014 Aus­tralian Open and 2015 French Open cham­pi­onships. He got back to the fi­nals in Paris in June, los­ing to Rafael Nadal, but was elim­i­nated by Daniil Medvedev in the first round at Wim­ble­don. The 32-year old Swiss was clearly both­ered by his left knee then, ic­ing it dur­ing changeovers. He said af­ter the de­feat the knee had been a prob­lem on and off all sea­son and he needed to fig­ure out what was wrong. He fin­ishes with just one ti­tle this sea­son.

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